Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Swelled out like a balloon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Swelled out like a balloon.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of balloon.

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Examples

  • The margin ballooned to 40-16 early in the second quarter.

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  • The verb ballooned is inspired, suggesting, as it does, puffed-up-ness and hot air; after all, it’s not the man’s worth that has expanded, but merely his sense of that worth (at least in the eyes of his observer).

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  • The verb ballooned is inspired, suggesting, as it does, puffed-up-ness and hot air; after all, it’s not the man’s worth that has expanded, but merely his sense of that worth (at least in the eyes of his observer).

    A Close Read

  • The state originally estimated that it would cost only about $80,000 extra per retiree, but after legislators added all the union-demanded sweeteners, that price tag ballooned to $200,000.

    State Budget Bunk

  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand - hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

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  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand - hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

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  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand - hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

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  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand -- hit anew Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

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  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand - hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand - hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

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